Kilner misses out on semi-finals

Scots snowboarder on Team GB, Ben Kilner, failed in his bid to make the semi-finals of the men's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Kilner, who made his Olympic debut in Vancouver, was disappointed by his performance, with his opening run score of 43.50 ranking him 16th in his heat.

"It didn't quite go how I planned. I was really trying to push it but everything just got the better of me," he admitted.

"I only just kept it together on the first run but the conditions are bumpy and it was tough to hang on.

"I always put a lot of pressure on myself and the nerves were fine. I was in good spirits and tried to enjoy the moment. I'm a bit gutted, to say the least."

  • Date published: 11 February 2014
  • Date updated: 04 May 2016
  • Published by: sportscotland